Le Cliché - Post​-​Plagiarism

Synth music project based in Barcelona, originally from Limerick, Ireland.

The music is inspired by synth and electro pop acts of the early 1980s and the 2000s. The dominant themes are consumer, consumption, consumer society and postmodern marketing.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on July 13th, 2019 under Releases, ,

Bold Monday 10

In celebration of Bold Monday’s 10th anniversary we invited two of our favourite artists, Le Cliché (Gerard Ryan residing in Barcelona) and Colophon (3) (Bas van Vuurde hailing from Haarlem) to compose six exclusive tracks. We are releasing those tracks as a special limited edition EP on vinyl.

Design of the outer and inner sleeve is by London based MuirMcNeil. We are longtime admirers of their work and were thrilled when Paul and Hamish agreed to design the artwork for this project.

Final mastering was handled by Marco Spaventi in Amsterdam. The resulting digital audio files have been pressed on 140gr vinyl by Record Industry in Haarlem.

The tracks on this EP can be categorised as contemporary electronic music with a clear nod to its roots, while both artists opted for a different emphasis as well. Le Cliché composed the tracks Francophilia, Ergophobia and Chorophilia inspired by experimental postpunk and early synth pop. Colophon on the other side created Monospace and Methods of Synchronism referencing the more dance-oriented styles from 1980’s New York and Detroit, with the track 574 Mondays serving as an ambient interlude.


Posted on March 20th, 2019 under Releases, , ,

Le Cliché - Geometry Set

This is a 5 track EP, ‘experimental electronic music, on C46 cassette, one sided, in a metal box with the contents of a typical geometry set.

The music might be described as minimal synth, synth pop, postmodernist, cold assembly line with neo consumerist themes, based on the use of synth sequences and virtual voices.

Digital Album

Posted on March 2nd, 2019 under Releases, ,

Le Cliché - Nothing is Original

All of the tracks on this EP are inspired by a host of sounds, clips and samples borrowed from wonderfully obscure electronic music artists cassette tapes of the late 70s and early 80s.

Digital Album

Posted on August 23rd, 2018 under Releases, ,

Le Cliché - Exercices de style

“Exercices de style” est une sélection de chansons du projet Le Cliché. Certaines chansons sont tirées de précédentes sorties, d’autres sont inédites. Toutes sont chantées en français, langue que l’Irlandais Gérard Ryan, a voulu mettre ici à l’honneur.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under Releases, ,